Dylan Young, 18, a senior at North Arlington High, stands Wednesday, June 6, 2012, near the site where he was in a fender bender caused by being distracted while texting and driving, in North ... more 
Dylan Young, 18, a senior at North Arlington High, stands Wednesday, June 6, 2012, near the site where he was in a fender bender caused by being distracted while texting and driving, in North Arlington, N.J. More than half of high school seniors say they text or email while driving, according to a jarring new study that offers the first federal statistics on how common the dangerous habit is in teens. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the numbers Thursday, June 7, 2012. They come from a 2011 survey of about 15,000 high school students across the country. The study found 58 percent of high school seniors said that, in the previous month, they had texted or emailed while driving. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) less 
1 / 2
Associated Press | Photo By Julio Cortez
Thu, Jun 7, 2012 12:43 PM EDT